I am a spicy food fanatic. If it’s spicy, I’ll eat it. One of the good things about that, is that most hot sauces/spicy seasonings are relatively low in Points, so I can use a lot of them to really flavor up my foods without adding on many, if any at all, calories and Points. In fact, my vegetables are often just the vehicle for some spicy sauce or dressing that I love. And this Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe that I’m sharing today is a pretty fantastic way to eat cucumbers. The siracha based dressing for this salad adds such tremendous flavor with a big kick of heat, but for just 1 Points + per serving. So this is a great Weight Watchers side salad recipe that helps to fill me up without using a lot of Points Plus. I love this salad so much, I’ll often even throw it together for a late night snack The crunch and the flavor help me tame that evening snack beast. :)
Spicy Cucumber Salad
Spicy, savory, crunchy and absolutely delicious, this low calorie cucumber salad makes a great Weight Watchers side dish recipe, or even as a healthy late night snack. It’s super easy to throw together, and the unique flavors are a welcome surprise.
- 4 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 -2 tbsp siracha sauce
- 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- Combine all ingredients except the cucumbers and sesame seeds together in a small bowl.
- Place cucumbers in a serving bowl, and pour dressing over them. Toss well to evenly coat.
- Garnish with sesame seeds.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, Gluten free, Raw
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1/2 cup
Each serving = 1 Points +
PER SERVING: 51 calories; 1.5g fat; 7.5g carbohydrates; 0g protein; 2g fiber